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Has anyone used ovral (ethinyl estradiol and norgestrel) for birth control and had side effects?

It can have those. Orval is a 50 mcg estrogen combination b c pill which is a very high estrogen dose. It is hardly used any more due to the it's high dose of estrogen which can cause bloating, weight gain, water retention and rarely more serious side effects. If you do not have a specific reason for being on that pill your gyn should switch you to a lower dose pill. Read more...

I've been taking ovral (ethinyl estradiol and norgestrel) g for 4 months now and since I've been on it I haven't had a period. Is that normal?

It may or may not be. Within the first months of birth control, changes in your bleeding volume and frequency, including non-standard times or no bleeding at all, may occur. It is hard to know if it is the drug – it may or may not be – especially if this is the first time you're taking Ovral (ethinyl estradiol and norgestrel) specifically or birth control general and you do not yet know the way your body responds. May consider a pregnancy test. Read more...